Meet our Activities Coordinator, Gemma Pledger
I have worked in care since 2017. I moved across into the role from hotel management when I realised that I wanted to change careers.
I am studying a BSc in Psychology with Counselling, with the long term goal of helping people rebuild their lives after suffering trauma. I realised a few years ago that, as a society, we are pretty poor at identifying trauma, and I wanted to make a difference to the lives of those people who were suffering in silence.
I pride myself of bringing a smile to the home every single day and thinking as far outside the box as I can.
Activities at Field House
The Activities Coordinators here at Field House are always keen to learn about residents' interests and hobbies, tailoring meaningful activities to the likes and dislikes of those we support. Our mission is to ignite the past, appeal to current interests and embrace new ones, improving quality of life whilst stimulating the mind and senses. Activities are carried out via small groups or individually, supported by local volunteers. We have access to a range of local community facilities and nearby places of interest, prompting community engagement, and hold special events at the home, where we are entertained by guest vocalists and performers, with 'The Quiz Master' being a fan favourite.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Field House Care Home
Sometimes you have to hit reset by checking in with the past and reminding yourself of all the special meaningful moments. John used to be a reader at this church. Today, he went back to take a moment of quiet contemplation and leave his prayers with his God.
Beside the Seaside
We took to the beach for some sea air, and quiet tranquillity of the beach. We watched the boats and ate chips on the seashore, and it would be fair to say that the tonic of this few moments away was exactly what was needed.
June brings warm weather, and in turn some lovely gardening activities. We’ve been potting on all of our tomatoes and squashes.
National Apple Turnover Day
National Apple Turnover Day at Field House can only mean one thing: we baked! We thoroughly enjoyed all of the aspects of baking these apple turnovers, especially the rolling, folding the painting of the egg wash, the smell of them cooking and, obviously, the taste of them at the end!
Over the past six weeks Field House has been hosting a virtual skittles tournament between eight different homes from across the country. Each week, the teams would play against one another using Zoom, until in the end there was only one winner.
Congratulations to Harper Fields, in Coventry, for an outstanding performance. The event was so popular that it has inspired the Field House Virtual Olympics, which will begin in August.
Ascot Ladies Day
To celebrate two very special birthdays, we had an Ascot Ladies Day theme. We dressed in our best clothes and played Ascot-themed games. It was a really special, and a very memorable day for everyone.